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Direct Line Group Project Manager Reviews

Updated Sep 13, 2019

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Direct Line Group CEO Penny James
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3 Ratings
  1. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Bromley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Direct Line Group for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working, relaxed, friendly staff.

    Cons

    Risk Adverse, takes a lot of effort to make a change

    Direct Line Group2019-09-13
  2. "4 weeks in, and so far, so good."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Direct Line Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, working from home, relaxed dress code, paid 18th of the month.

    Cons

    IT system a bit slow on occasion, but this will be fixed as part of IT Transformation program of work.

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    Direct Line Group2019-09-04

    Direct Line Group Response

    September 9, 2019Recruitment Consultant

    Thanks for your review, great that you're enjoying your new role at DLG! We are constantly working to make improvements to our systems so be assured that these will get better. All the best in your career here at DLG :)

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Outdated methods and poor management team"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bromley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Direct Line Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits aren’t bad, company overall has a nice community feel to it.

    Cons

    Outdated practices and lack of true innovation. CEO doesn’t inspire confidence. SLT is very cliquey, and even managers are unable to obtain an audience. Poor people management, both micromanaging and disengaged, very political. Senior managers often take credit for their staff’s work without giving credit to the original person/team. Frustration is a key theme due to lack of delivery. Systems are awful and there are few decent processes/controls.

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    Direct Line Group2019-09-10

    Direct Line Group Response

    September 24, 2019Recruitment Marketing Consultant

    Hi there, thank you for leaving your review and for your feedback. We're sorry to hear you have not had a great experience and will pass your feedback on to the team. Thank you and all the best

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  5. "Fantastic Company | Fantastic People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bromley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Direct Line Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture Great location Flexible working Agile WoW

    Cons

    DLG Salary < Central London Salary

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    Direct Line Group2019-07-10
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Direct Line Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    You will never want to leave work

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    Direct Line Group2018-06-07

    Direct Line Group Response

    July 20, 2018Specialist Recruitment Consultant / Recruitment Marketing

    Hi There, Well isn't this the definition of short but sweet! Thank you so much for your kind words, there's not all that much we can add other than to thank you for your time and we hope your experience with us continues in this wonderful way.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bromley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Direct Line Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    All the advantages of working for a large organisation, but with a work life balance. Successful company, that looks after it's people with some great benefits A real drive for putting the customer first, no matter where in the business you work. Lot's of interesting innovation in the offing

    Cons

    Churchill Court is an older building with a gradual refurb in process, you might get lucky and work in a newer area, or you might not

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    Direct Line Group2017-06-22

    Direct Line Group Response

    June 28, 2017Recruitment Marketing Analyst

    Thank you for your great review, your comments really matter to us.

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  8. Helpful (6)

    "Big challenges but bearable (Best 4 Customer programme)"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bromley, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Direct Line Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great work life balance - Good package of benefits - Reasonable starting salary - Good HR and support - B4C has the attention of the whole business so there is a big focus on delivering it - Some leadership are trying to tackle key issues within the programme, such as blame culture, silo working - Clear on how to get training and professional development - People are open to mentoring - If you network well you will see lots of opportunities within the business - Conserted effort by leadership in CIO to communicate and be transparent

    Cons

    - Way too much politics and turf wars between product owners, work streams and other areas of the business - very us and them. - A majority of the programme are 3rd party suppliers or contractors, including leadership, who keep their head down, blinkers on and do as much as needed to stick to the contract. - Company culture/values suffer substancially because there's no buy in from 3rd parties or contractors - There are known bad/disruptive leaders who are 3rd parties but no effort being made to replace them - The programme has forgotten that DLG are the customer and many are being walked over by the 3rd parties, talked to disrespectfully etc - Some leadership talk the talk and walk the walk, but it's few. Leadership who demontrate destructive practices like bullishness, threatening behaviours, blame and embarassment go unchallenged. Everyone else feels that they must rise to this level of communication because they go unchallenged - and they wonder why the culture isn't changing... - Professional growth not reflected in the wage packet, it's like they want to train people up to prepare them for their next role somewhere else - No punishment for negligence meaning everyone is pretty relaxed about failure, mainly because majority are 3rd parties who have already had their contracts signed - Silo mentality being driven by there being no one to string deliverables and timelines together - chaos, mistrust, frustration are all palpable on phone calls. - A general attitude of acceptance of failure and no desire to deliver to timelines as slippage/failure has been normalised/rebranded.

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    Direct Line Group2015-10-29
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